Dinner on Primrose Hill by Jodi Thomas

Posted January 18, 2023 by Marsha in Contemporary Romance, Kensington Books, NetGalley, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Benjamin Monroe is pretty sure how his life will play out. He’ll continue teaching chemistry in his small college, and spend his free time biking through the valley. Eventually, he’ll retire to putter around in his garden and greenhouse.

His colleague, Virginia Clark, is not one for routines. She’s chatty, spontaneous, and bubbly, and before Benjamin realizes what happened, she’s talked him into collaborating on a research project—studying the mating habits of college students.

Ketch Kincaid, one of Benjamin’s star students, returned to college after serving in the army. He needs something to get his mind off his recent breakup and collecting research data might do it.

And there’s another distraction on the horizon—a woman who looks like she, too, knows about heartache. Soon enough, their project, “The Chemistry of Mating,” is gaining notoriety. Friends, neighbors . . . the whole town has become involved. But no matter what the data determines, one conclusion seems inescapable: love follows its own rules . . .

Titles in the Honey Creek series include — Breakfast at the Honey Creek Café —♥— Picnic in Someday Valley —♥— Dinner on Primrose Hill —♥— Sunday at the Sunflower Inn —♥—

Title:  Dinner on Primrose Hill
Series:  Honey Creek #3
Author:  Jodi Thomas
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 26, 2021
Publisher:  Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating:  4.5 stars

It’s always a fun trip for me to return to the world of Honey Creek, and Dinner on Primrose Hill is no exception to that rule – I had a blast back in this world.  This time around we’re going to meet some delightful folks with an intriguing research project in common… and perhaps love to be found when it’s least expected as well.

Three romances are going on in Dinner on Primrose Hill and a whole lot of shenanigans, too.  I love the feel of a small town, like where I was born and raised, which this series always brings to mind.  I enjoyed each and every couple, they were all unique with their own storyline within the larger story and with issues to be dealt with along the way to discovering what loving someone means to them individually.  And I definitely enjoy an older couple, for who says that the chance for love ends at a certain age?  There were a few surprises in the research for “The Chemistry of Mating” project, but all of them brought the right people together eventually.

If you love a small-town romance, if returning to familiar locations and background characters adds to your reading enjoyment, or if you simply love a well-written, goes straight to the heart kind of love story… then Dinner on Primrose Hill and the Honey Creek series would be the perfect match for you.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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